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 Codds.Codlin’s your Friend, not Short. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Codille (2 syl.).
Triumph. A term in the game of Ombre. When one of the two opponents of Ombre has more tricks than Ombre, he is said to have won Codille, and takes all the stake that Ombre played for. Thus Belinda is said, in the Rape of the Lock, to have been “between the jaws of ruin and Codille.” She wins with the “king of hearts,” and she wins codille.   1

 Codds.Codlin’s your Friend, not Short. 


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